Making Your Civil Ceremony Stand Out
A civil ceremony and a wedding both get the job done at the end of the day. A wedding ends up being the bigger event of the two. Weddings have roots in ceremony, religion, and cultural traditions. Weddings even have their own industry since they have become such grand productions. They are designed to have an emphasis on spectacle. When people attend a wedding they know the traditions and the order of events.
The grandiose nature of a wedding often overshadows a civil ceremony. They are less common and do not have the history the wedding has. They are not a religious ceremony. They do not have traditions tied to them. There is no industry surrounding them. But they are no less valid than a wedding. Civil ceremonies have the reputation of being the less exciting choice of these two. So how can you make your civil ceremony stand out? How do you make it more than just going down the courthouse?
You Did the Thing; Time to Party
A simple party is the most standout thing you can do after your civil ceremony. You can still have your ceremony that is only for you and your partner. You can get your ceremony notarized and be on your way. Then you can celebrate with whatever family and friends you want to hang out with. By doing this, you can have a touchstone to your special day. It does not have to be anything elaborate. You do not have to break the bank to do it. By having a get together, you still get the sense of community. You can still avoid the pressures of traditions and religion.
The Reception Is the Icing on the Cake
Let’s face it, the most fun part of any wedding is the reception anyway. The least interesting part of the wedding for the guest is the ceremony. Sure, you can have some touching tender moments and it is the whole reason for being there. But a ceremony is for the couple more than the guests. Your civil ceremony and a reception in a style that fits you is a winning combination. This combo will let everyone celebrate you while also respecting your privacy. You can think of all the money that did not have to go toward a wedding. You can instead funnel it into a huge, blowout night to remember. It will certainly make your civil ceremony memorable.
About the Author
Jake Nissen is a charismatic and refreshingly down to earth DJ who exudes good vibrations. A lifelong music and pop culture fanatic, and natural people person, Jake is passionate about teaming up with you to make your celebration amazing. Jake started his DJ journey while he was earning his Media Arts degree, and DJ’ing at local bars […]